CAMHS Mental Health Liaison Practitioner

Employer
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Lincoln
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year £32,306 to £39,027 pa
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The post holder will act as liaison between CAMHS CCETT, Adult Mental health liaison service, Lincoln county hospital (LCH) and Pilgrim Boston hospital (PBH), including acute paediatrics. They will act as the link worker for the paediatric wards and be based within CAMHS CCETTS teams and MH liaison (at night) and provide liaison, signposting, support, robust triage and assessment for CYP accessing A&E departments or acute paediatric care across Lincolnshire. They will work alongside CCETT staff and adult mental health liaison to ensure there is 24 hour cover for CYP accessing acute general hospitals, including those CYP who are admitted for support with their eating and weight issues. The role will include any training or supervision ULHT staff may require when working with CYP presenting with mental health needs.

Main duties of the job

Operational hours are shifts over 24 hours, 7 days per week.

Provide rapid response to CYP presenting with urgent and emergency mental health presentations- including mental health and eating disorder/disordered eating presentations.

Respond to referrals within one hour, triage/assess within 4 hours- Utilise methods available such as phones, Microsoft teams or face to face depending on the location, presentation of CYP and team resources.

To provide a high standard of clinical care ensuring safe and effective assessment, treatment and comprehensive discharge planning using highly developed clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment tools.

To maintain positive working relationships between CAMHS CCETT, Adult MH liaison and ULHT hospital teams.

Offer training, support and clinical supervision to paediatric colleagues

Work with CCETT to complete urgent emergency mental health and risk assessments for CYP presenting at LCH and PHB. Offer a robust triage and assessment service.

Build effective relationships within the adult MH liaison team to share skills, good practice and enhance team working

Engage with young people to provide mental health and risk assessment, risk management plans, and taking appropriate therapeutic risk for young people following crisis. Provide full assessment and collaborative care planning for implementation by the multi-disciplinary team, in partnership with young people/carers and other workers involved in care delivery

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

Operational hours are shifts over 24 hours, 7 days per week.

Provide rapid response to CYP presenting with urgent and emergency mental health presentations- including mental health and eating disorder/disordered eating presentations.

Respond to referrals within one hour, triage/assess within 4 hours- Utilise methods available such as phones, Microsoft teams or face to face depending on the location, presentation of CYP and team resources.

To provide a high standard of clinical care ensuring safe and effective assessment, treatment and comprehensive discharge planning using highly developed clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment tools.

To maintain positive working relationships between CAMHS CCETT, Adult MH liaison and ULHT hospital teams.

Offer training, support and clinical supervision to paediatric colleagues

Work with CCETT to complete urgent emergency mental health and risk assessments for CYP presenting at LCH and PHB. Offer a robust triage and assessment service.

Build effective relationships within the adult MH liaison team to share skills, good practice and enhance team working

Engage with young people to provide mental health and risk assessment, risk management plans, and taking appropriate therapeutic risk for young people following crisis. Provide full assessment and collaborative care planning for implementation by the multi-disciplinary team, in partnership with young people/carers and other workers involved in care delivery

Provide full assessment and collaborative care planning for implementation by the multi-disciplinary team, in partnership with young people/carers and other workers involved in care delivery

Act on behalf of CAMHS CCETT out of hours and take calls and emergency referrals during the night from SPA, A&E, Paediatrics, 111, ambulance service and the police. Also provide support and guidance to CYP/Families and carers open to the service out of hours.

To work with MDT to support discharge planning and prevent further hospital admission (both acute and Tier 4)

Work with CCETT to provide rapid triage and assessment across the county when required.

To be a link person between Rainforest Ward (LCH), Ward 4 (PHB) and CAMHS/CCETT

To provide Emergency Departments with rapid access to specialist mental health assessment to avoid hospital admission where possible

To provide effective mental health interventions in Emergency Departments, Medical Emergency Admissions Unit (MEAU), paediatric care and Acute Care Hospital Inpatient Wards to improve the quality of care in these environments and reduce length of stay and improve patient flow

To assess carers and families needs and develop, implement and review programmes of support for carers and families.

Engage families and carers in the triage/assessment and safety planning to get the CYP home.

Protect people from abuse, neglect and harm. Work in accordance with relevant childcare, health legislation and professional standards in partnership with wider childrens services and to engage fully with Safeguarding, Common Assessment Framework and other processes which requires working together with other agencies

To work collaboratively and promote effective working relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring effective and appropriate clinical decision-making, with other professionals and agencies.

To adhere to N.M.C. or other professional codes of conduct and ethics, plus associated legislation.

To demonstrate empowering leadership skills within CAMHS CCETT MDT and seek opportunities in local and national area as to promote and develop the profession,

To participate in clinical governance activities, including: Induction, supervision, personal development review, health and safety, risk management and audit.

To support and facilitate onward referral/sign-posting to other primary care and specialist MH services including third sector organisations.

Proactively involve children/young people and their families/carers in service development including using service questionnaires to obtain structured feedback

Ensure best practice by incorporating NICE guidance and meeting healthcare standards

Adhere to Trust Policies in consideration of Children in Need and safeguarding issues and in maintaining accurate and effective written records

Provide a professional, non-stigmatising service to children/young people and families/carers

To be able to travel independently and work flexibly across the county to support the service, from a designated base.

Use outcome measures to evidence effectiveness of treatments provided

Participate in management and clinical supervision

Maintain knowledge and standards of medicine management through training and supervision

Have an awareness of the mental health act, (MHA) deprivation of liberty, (DOLS), mental capacity act (MCA) and childrens act and how this affects the management of patients at home and as inpatients.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Post graduate professional with current registration. (RMN, RLN, SW, OT)
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training in clinical practice.
Desirable
  • Leadership training. Training in Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) or Family systemic practices
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience of working with people with mental health needs.
  • Experience of working with individuals in crisis
  • Experience of working with people with severe and enduring mental illnesses
  • Experience of managing and developing staff including supervision.
Desirable
  • Experience of working with children and young people.
Skills Essential
  • Expert knowledge of Child Care legislation, Safeguarding, Mental Health Act, Care Programme Approach and Risk Assessment
  • Good knowledge of current local and national strategies concerning CAMHS, Children's Services and mental health
  • Good understanding of child and adolescent development, risk assessment and risk management of young people in crisis.
  • Experience of using evidence-based practice.


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